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Bowel Management – Elimination : Face-to-Face Training

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Bowel Management - Elimination : Face-to-Face Training


Overview/Content
This program provides support workers with essential knowledge and skills to support clients with their bowel elimination needs and how to administer suppositories or enemas to assist evacuation where necessary. With successful bowel management, a client is able to establish a more independent life. The program explores different oral laxatives and how they work within the gastrointestinal system. Specific techniques relating to suppository and enema administration are examined.
It is an essential component of a support workers role to understand the importance of bowel management, how to follow correct procedures relating to a health plan and communicate and report bowel function.

Learning Objectives
Identify the major causes, signs and symptoms of constipation
Describe strategies used to maintain regular bowel function
Demonstrate the safe administration of a suppositories and Microlax enemas

Delivery Mode
Face-to-Face: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Qualification Issued
Bowel Management - Elimination : Face-to-Face Training

More About This Course
We select our Premium Health trainers and assessors carefully. All are nurses or paramedics with appropriate qualifications, technical expertise and experience in the health care, emergency first aid and education sectors. This enables them to provide you with quality training which is grounded in experience and knowledge of the field.

Some of the topics include:

  • Discussing the anatomy and physiology of the lower intestine

  • Over-viewing constipation; causes, signs and symptoms, prevention

  • Strategies used to maintain regular bowel function

  • Over-viewing bowel training goals and processes

  • Examining types of oral laxatives

  • Describing principles of suppository and enema administration

  • Demonstrating and practice of suppository and enema administration techniques

  • Reviewing a generic health care plan for bowel elimination and reporting on bowel function and elimination







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